Peter Fallon was born in Germany in 1951 and since 1957 has lived in Ireland.
He founded The Gallery Press in 1970, and has edited and published more than 300 books of poems and plays by Irish writers.
His own poetry collections include The Speaking Stones (with drawings by Timothy Engelland, Dublin, The Gallery Press, 1978); Winter Work (Dublin, The Gallery Press, 1983); The News and Weather (Dublin, The Gallery Press, 1987); Eye to Eye (Loughcrew, The Gallery Press, 1992); News of the World, Selected Poems (USA, Wake Forest University Press, 1993); The Deerfield Series: Strength of Heart (Deerfield, Massachusetts, The Deerfield Press, 1997) and News of the World, Selected and New Poems (Loughcrew, The Gallery Press, 1998). He has edited, with Derek Mahon, The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry (London, Penguin Books, 1990). He has been poet-in-residence in Trinity College, Dublin, and twice in Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts, USA – most recently for its bicentennial year, 1996-1997.
He was a prizewinner in the UK National Poetry Competition in 1982, and in 1987 received the Meath Merit Award for Arts and Culture.
In 1993, he received The O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award from the Irish American Cultural Institute.
He lives in Loughcrew, Co Meath.